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Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Aug 27, 2012 12:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: tuning>knoodling>settings= cues

Your right and I appolligise.But it has everything to do w/ the music.That's were they started from ,unlike just about every other band like the Stones who could rattle off 40 tunes in 2 hrs w/o tuning and feedback nonesensical banter.I know it's a completely different form of music then playing 3 min radio hits, I know I'm right here.Besides I did get a chance to be on stage early in the day during the Warfield run to get to see exactly what was being used at the time. My connection was that Robert Hunter's bass player was my former roomate and he got me in there early.In addition Bill Graham knew me remotely when I was backstage alot at the Fillmore East w/ Ten Years After,and Joe Cocker and later Peter Framton because family friends of mine knew Dee Anthony their manager.

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Aug 27, 2012 12:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: tuning>knoodling>settings= cues

We are heartened at your enthusiasm for the music and particularly, the gear. You were lucky to have walked the boards some of the greats have trod.

Not only were they setting up the gear correctly... in some cases you can hear one or more players going over a lick or a favorite progression, making sure they've got it dialed in. Sometimes testing tempo, see if it feels right. I would bet the sound and light guys were thankful for any clue, would get ready, adjust pots, based on what they heard in between as well.

Now if only they could have refreshed on the lyrics before diving in.